Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Joy To The World

I have few more pictures to share before Christmas.


My Amaryllis has been putting on such a beautiful display.By the time this bulb will be done,it will have produced 12 flowers.The last stalk is now beginning to open.I do have another one,this one should be a bright red.


I have also been enjoying the arrangement I got from my neighbours.I have taken a variety of pictures of it and here I am featuring the red berries.


A close-up of the pine cone nestled in the greenery.

Finally here is a close-up of one of the flowers in this arrangement. This gift has given me many hours of enjoyment. Each time I look at it I am reminded of blessed I am to have such great friends.


We had a good snowfall the other day and of course I had to take a few pictures. This particular evergreen always looks so lovely with freshly fallen snow on it.


Last but certainly not least,I must share this ornament again. Two of my favourite people.One who I get to hug and love on often and one who I miss more than words can express.

 Joy to the world,the Lord has come!
That is what Christmas is all about.


34 comments:

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Oh --that last one made me teary… I can only imagine how much you miss him… God Bless…

Love the snow photo---Just hope we get some snow here this winter…

We saw Amaryllis blooms just like yours at Biltmore… I'll have to post that sometime.

Great post.
Merry Christmas.
Hugs,
Betsy

Dorothy said...

Your tree looks so beautiful covered with that soft fluffy snow!
The last ornament is a very special one!
Keep posting some snow pictures for us to enjoy here in MS:)

George said...

I can understand why that ornament is a favorite, since it shows two very special people. I like both your beautiful blossoms and the snow on the pine tree.

Debbie said...

Love all those beautiful pops of red Ruth but that last image, of your special ornament, so special!! Thanks so much for sharing that with us!!

robparsons1988 said...

Beautiful photos, as always, Ruth. Very inspiring words, too, that fit so well with the photos. May you always experience the joy and wonder of Christmas in your life. So pleased you are my friend!

TexWisGirl said...

sweet ornament, for certain. love the close-ups on the arrangement,too.

S. Etole said...

So much beauty in the winter and Christmas world but especially in the hearts of those who are loved and love.

Gail Dixon said...

Awww...the ornament got me full of emotion for you. Our next door neighbor has this same amaryllis and I sure enjoyed its blooms last spring. It's a stunner!

happyone said...

Beautiful photos as always.
What a very special ornament. It brought a tear to my eye.

Debby Ray said...

Beautiful photos! That last one was precious....Merry Christmas, Ruth.

Lois Evensen said...

What a beautiful post! Your images are amazing.

Montanagirl said...

That ornament is priceless - so full of memories. I like the "up close" looks at your table arrangement too. Have a wonderful Christmas, Ruth.

Montanagirl said...

That ornament is priceless - so full of memories. I like the "up close" looks at your table arrangement too. Have a wonderful Christmas, Ruth.

Diane said...

That amaryllis is perfect with the title of your blog today. It almost looks like an Easter lily and 12 blooms, WOW! Such a lovely ornament and so close to your heart - it's very touching, Ruth. Merry Christmas,
Diane

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I love the shot of the snow on the evergreen! Thanks for sharing with us your special ornament. Sweet memories.

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

A beautiful and poignant post, Ruth. That special ornament will be a treasure, not just to you, but to Kai. I really like the shot of the pine cone, too.

Elaine said...

Beautiful photos, Ruth, and such a precious ornament for your tree. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

Ginny Hartzler said...

The amaryllis is just beautiful. And the berries are so perfect and so pretty that they look artificial!!

Valerie said...

Joy to the world and special joy to you Ruth! Your post put today in perspective for me. Thank you!

Valerie said...

Joy to the world and special joy to you Ruth! Your post put today in perspective for me. Thank you!

Sandra said...

beautiful ornament..and i know your heart hurts as you hang it...hugs
you are like i am, there is always something for you to take photos of, i love the pieces of your flower arrangements... keep snapping

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

Hi Ruth. All the shots are beautiful but the last shot had real sentiment In it and I know you miss him especially at this time of the year. God is good, ALL the time.

Kay said...

Such beautiful shots and so perfect for this time of year.

Unknown said...

Ruth, wonderful images! Your Amaryllis is doing so well! Usually we only get one or two flowers on ours!

Hilary said...

Beautiful images, Ruth. I think this is the first time I've seen a photo of your beloved Jake. I can only imagine how very much you miss him and particularly at this time of the year. That's a lovely treasure to cherish, for sure.

Hugs to you.

EG CameraGirl said...

You amaryllis is amazing! WOW 12 blooms in all!

Hope you have a joyous Christmas, Ruth!

Indrani said...

The tree looks incredibly beautiful! Lovely decoration pieces. My amaryllis is plain red.

Cicero Sings said...

Saw your pic of your amaryllis pop up on Facebook and thought, Wow. A stunner.

Ah Christmas ... Memories!!!!

What Karen Sees said...

Lovely photos! Love your special ornament. What peace we have in knowing that because of Jesus, we will only be separated from our loved ones for a short time!

Pallavi said...

That brought a tear to my eye.. how beautiful dear Ruth. May you always be blessed with loads of love :)

Pat said...

I love the close-ups of the flowers and the flower arrangement. The ornament is a wonderful reminder of your loving husband Jake and your granddaughter---so sweet.

Dawning Inspiration said...

Hi Ruth! I have an amaryllis like yours and am waiting for it to open. Can't wait. I hope I have as many blooms as yours did! Sending hugs to you for a very Merry Christmas and because I can only imagine how much you miss your husband. ♥

Arija said...

Like you, I too love flowers and yours are so very beautiful.
Have a very Happy Christmas my friend.

Mersad said...

The snow on the tree branches looks so fluffy and rich. Lovely shots Ruth!

Mersad
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